[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Rohan Garg rohan at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 10:57:17 UTC 2015


On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:46 AM, Martin Graesslin <mgraesslin at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi community,
>
> over the last months I observed the following:
> * people not finding our git repositories
> * people being surprised that our code is not on github
> * some projects starting to use github in addition to our own infrastructure
>
> Whether we like it or not, github has become a place to look for free software
> nowadays and if you are not on github your software just doesn't exist. Given
> that we can say KDE doesn't produce source code because we are not on github.
>
> Other projects have an official mirror (see e.g. [1]) which solves the three
> points I have listed above.
>
> I suggest that we:
> * introduce an official mirror for all KDE repositories on github
> * replace all existing (non-official) clones
> * disallow pull-requests on github to not replace our development model by a
> proprietary platform.
>
> Comments?

I support this proposal.

Here's a comprehensive list of projects that use Github as a mirror [1]

Cheers
Rohan Garg

[1] https://help.github.com/articles/about-github-mirrors/



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